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        The Third Trumpet and the Wormwood Star, number 22 from 'The Apocalypse of Angers', 1373-87

        Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); French. Medium: tapestry. Date: 14th Century. 'And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters'; 'And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter'; Provenance: Musee des Tapisseries, Angers, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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